Maulana Sami ul-Haq (seated R), one of the Taliban negotiators, and Irfan Siddiqui, a government negotiator, discuss on a joint statement before a news conference in Islamabad February 6, 2014. A ... more 
Maulana Sami ul-Haq (seated R), one of the Taliban negotiators, and Irfan Siddiqui, a government negotiator, discuss on a joint statement before a news conference in Islamabad February 6, 2014. A long-awaited first round of peace talks between Pakistani Taliban insurgents and the government began in Islamabad on Thursday after persistent delays and growing doubt over the chance of their success. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS) less 
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Thu, Feb 6, 2014 10:10 AM EST